BANANA FLOWER VADAI
In Tamil, it is known as vazhaipoo. It is well known for its health benefits. To prepare this for cooking, apply oil in hand, remove the outer thick skin, take out florets, repeat the same for full flower, have a bunch of florets at a time in hand, rub on its head gently. Remove the string with a head, in each and every floret. Also remove small white transparent portion at the bottom of each floret. Chop into any shape of your choice and immediately transfer into vessel filled with diluted buttermilk to avoid discoloration.
Chana dal 1 cup
Urad dal 1 tbsp
Toor dal 1 tbsp
Vazhaipoo chopped ¼ cup
Green chilly 4
Salt as required
Curry leaf 1 strip
Coriander leaf 2 tbsp
Cooking oil as required for frying vada
- Soak the dals for 2 to 3 hours, drain water, grind coarse with green chilies, salt and hing.
- Heat one spoon of oil, add chopped vazhaipoo and sauté well for 2 minutes and transfer to dough.
- Add chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves, mix well and prepare vadas.
Very tasty and healthy vadas.